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Donald Trump’s Challenge to Scotland Wind Farm Goes to UK’s Supreme Court

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Donald Trump’s challenge to a planned offshore wind farm close to his golf resort in Scotland will go to the UK’s Supreme Court in London on October 8.

Developers intend to site the large turbine structures close to Donald Trump’s golfing development on the Aberdeenshire coast in Scotland.

The Republican presidential hopeful has taken on the Scottish government, which approved the plan.


Donald Trump began his challenge to the decision to grant planning permission more than two years ago.

He was furious when the Scottish government approved plans for the renewable energy development within sight of his multi-million pound golf development on the Menie Estate in the north-east of Scotland.

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Donald Trump said the 11 turbines would spoil the view.

He made a series of legal challenges in the Scottish courts and has now taken the fight to the UK’s Supreme Court in London.

Donald Trump has argued that planning consent for the wind farm was so imprecise as to make it legally invalid.

Following Donald Trump’s earlier unsuccessful actions in the Scottish courts, the Scottish government said its decision-making process had been vindicated and that the “painstaking work” of Marine Scotland staff who advised it was both fair and reasonable.

The UK’s Supreme Court judges are expected to deliver their verdict at a later date.